Woman sues doctors, says improperly performed embryo implantation caused pelvic infection

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 6, 2018

CHICAGO – A Cook County woman is blaming an infection on the negligent care of two physicians who specialize in in vitro fertilization.

Sophie Chudzynski, formerly known as Zofia Szymanski, filed a complaint on Nov. 26 in Cook County Circuit Court against physicians Humberto Scoccia and Alberuni Musa Zamah, alleging medical malpractice.

According to the complaint, Scoccia performed an embryo transfer on the plaintiff on Nov. 13, 2016, and on Nov. 21, 2016, she contacted the defendants' office with complaints of worsening abdominal cramping and pain. After a few more office visits, she went to the emergency room at Rush University Medical Center on Nov. 30, 2016, and was admitted. The suit states she was diagnosed with a pelvic infection and other issues.

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to personally see plaintiff and perform a physical exam during multiple office visits following her embryo transfer and failed to properly evaluate plaintiff's complaints of severe abdominal pain, cramping and fever, all of which indicated a developing pelvic infection.

The plaintiff seeks judgment in an amount of more than $50,000, plus costs. She is represented by Nicholas C. Syregelas of Syregelas & Kasmarick LLC in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 18-L-012708

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